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Great War Ace Inactive Member13 Jul 2016 10:32 a.m. PST


Coincidentally, a friend of mine and I got the same score. 30325.

I knew before going in that I have a very good vocabulary, but seriously, "Top 0.01%"? Hmm. So they say, anyway….

Who asked this joker13 Jul 2016 10:35 a.m. PST

Mine was around 22500. It's a way to pump your ego so you don't notice them collecting all of your personal information.

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member13 Jul 2016 12:35 p.m. PST

29800. On the other hand, it's an American quiz and I'm British…

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2016 12:43 p.m. PST


Top 0.12%

I'm special.

But in a good way.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2016 1:30 p.m. PST

30325 here as well.

I am not convinced about this test's accuracy….

Veteran Cosmic Rocker Inactive Member13 Jul 2016 2:04 p.m. PST

I'm anispeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused you such pericombobulation.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jul 2016 2:30 p.m. PST

… so, only English vocabulary size?

Zargon Inactive Member13 Jul 2016 2:49 p.m. PST

Ug luv U.
Didn't test myself but then does it matter if I can convey my thoughts and comprehend others with a few concise words that expressive the absolute nuance of the thoughts at hand. In other words. Ug luvs Many U.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2016 6:50 p.m. PST

30150 – some of the words are sort of vague….

goragrad13 Jul 2016 9:53 p.m. PST


There was one that gave me pause.

Would have been nice to see any that were missed with a correct answer.

Karellian Knight14 Jul 2016 4:46 a.m. PST

22500, top 5% I can live with that.

jfleisher14 Jul 2016 6:25 a.m. PST


Great War Ace Inactive Member14 Jul 2016 8:18 a.m. PST

Pretty high scores all around. But wargamers are above average in intellectual things generally, so this is to be expected. "30325" four times now. I think it's not as rare as at first I had thought. The scores must fall in large blocks of results.

I'm sure that "Ug" is a smartypants as well….

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2016 8:24 a.m. PST


Repiqueone14 Jul 2016 10:02 a.m. PST

30325 seems to be the score for a perfect response on every question, so given the limited number of questions, it's likely that several people will have that score.

The questions are not that hard, and a four choice multiple choice with several obviously wrong answers inflates everyone's score.

It's not that 30325 denotes an unusually large vocabulary, but that anything less is disappointing. As for wargamers, as a group, being more intellectual than the average adult with a high school education, I would not say that much evidence exists to substantiate that belief.

I suspect the hobby intellectually reflects the same bell curve as the general population, though the chance that the curve might be lower at the low end and have a higher maximum at the upper end, that might skew it a bit from a standard distribution, is always possible.

The only truly unique aspects of the hobby's demographics are probably gender and race, and possibly European heritage. In the case of historical gamers, older age is probably an added distinction.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2016 1:30 p.m. PST

I got 30500

Attribute to Catholic school education with emphasis on Greek and Latin suffixes, prefixes and root words.

Enjoyment of reading

And of course being a Texas Aggie. grin

Great War Ace Inactive Member14 Jul 2016 2:50 p.m. PST

30500 is the highest score I've seen; two so far. That must be a perfect score….

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2016 3:23 p.m. PST

23100. Taught by Nuns. Wargamers have a more complete foundation, made necessary by the nature of our hobby.

"He reads."….."Reads what?"….."Everything!"-CIA meeting, Three Days Of The Condor film.

The Feds Should fund us-we'd be the best Think Tank they'd ever have.

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carne6820 Jul 2016 9:07 p.m. PST

30500. Catholic school survivor as well.

I just found a box of old stuff in the garage. Among other treasures was the Bible from religion class… complete with a detention slip for a bookmark.

Great War Ace Inactive Member21 Jul 2016 11:33 a.m. PST

Heheh, that's good. Yes, RCC taught are among the best taught….

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2016 7:22 a.m. PST

Looks like I had the lowest score so far at 21900 or "top" 6.85%

But apparently I can become a white collar criminal

kallman18 Aug 2016 3:16 p.m. PST

30325 for me as well. Well I should have a large vocabulary given I am a librarian.

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